Higher Education in Latvia

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Latvian Higher

Education in

Figures

24

Colleges

33%

8 Private

67%

16 State Established

2020

Higher Education Institutions

29

Higher Education Institutions

7%

2 Private

38%

11 Private

55%

16 State Established

Endorsed Partners

2020

International Students

Total number of international students

13% of all students in Latvia

47%

Bachelor

4 669

49%

Masters

4 953

3%

Doctoral

263

1%

Colleges

140

2020

Top Countries of Origin

Finland

4%

402

Sweden

5%

527

Russia

5%

531

Ukraine

8%

791

Germany

10%

1 031

Uzbekistan

17%

1 710

India

22%

2 152

Other countries

29%

2 881

Education System in Latvia

1

Pre-School Education

First stage of general education up to the age of 7

2

Basic Education

Nine years of compulsory education ages 7 to 16

3

Secondary Education

Academic or vocational secondary education usually lasting 3-4 years up to the age of 18 or 19

4

Higher Education

Higher education follows after the twelve years of basic and secondary eduction

Higher Education Cycles

Latvian higher education system is a part of the Bologna process, and follows the 3-cycle system.

First Cycle

Second Cycle

Third Cycle

Short Cycle

ISCED 5

EQF 5

2-3 years

Professional higher education programmes

Bachelor

ISCED 6

EQF 6

3-4 years

Academic degree

4 years

Professional degree and professional qualification

Master

ISCED 7

EQF 7

2 years

Academic degree

1-2 years

Professional degree and professional qualification

Doctor

ISCED 8

EQF 8

2-3 years

Doctor’s degree

Long Cycle

ISCED 7

EQF 7

5-6 years

Medicine, dentistry and veterinary

Things to Know

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Rankings

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Data Sources

Data for this page was derived from official state sources, you can check the following links for a more detailed information